Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pregnant Now with Possibilities


At day’s end I came to the egg.
I had cried all the tears left in the sac.
The time had past to enter the competition.
Too late now to show it off.
Only me and it, and the shadows now.
Did it matter, really, what anyone thought?
I had the magic in my hand. In this egg
were the seeds of the future.
I gathered it up. I would decide later.
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19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

tight. to hold all that possibility and choose to hold off...dont know if this is sad or wise.

sarah said...

I've been thinking about you...praying for you...and for your mom - stay well ok...and strong.

sarah said...

my heart breaks for you Chris. I just read the previous posts....the one with your mom having a meltdown. This is a story...something other people need to read. It's happening for so many trying to care of elderly parents. Praying...know that ok.

TechnoBabe said...

Did it matter what anyone thought?
When life is zapping you with more and more zingers, you retreat to the world of numb and later. I know. I feel for you. I like what you wrote very much. It did matter to me. It does.

C.M. Jackson said...

the magic lives..in so many ways..to name just two..in your poetry and the care you are giving to your mom--it is in your hands and your heart--beautiful post-hoping that the coming days are easier for you and your mom-c

Enchanted Oak said...

I just love tbe outpouring of care. Yet one professor with a ssimple comment changed my life. He said I shoud be a wotel Thank you all for the well wishes. Mom is in a great new hone,

Magpie said...

I am glad that your Mom is in a new place and that your life may regain some calm and serenity.
You have a wonderful and deep capacity to care and give love.
Blessing to you.

Akannie said...

Chris darling....love and prayers for you from me. This was quite lovely. Been MIA, and just reading about your mom and the madness. If you need anything.... All my love, Annie

Alan Burnett said...

I am catching up on posts and therefore reading two or three at a time, This helps me to understand what problems you are having at the moment and to better understand the meaning behind your fine Magpie piece.

Mrsupole said...

Lots of possibilites out there and I am glad that you have found one.

No one knows what the future holds and so we must grab at all the possibilities we can when they are offered. Life is wonderful and I am so glad that things are getting better for you and your mom.

I will continue to send prayers your way and hope that you are full of blessed magic each day in all you do. The angels of love are watching over you and your mom.

God bless.

Scott said...

I hope things are well with you Chris, you're in my thoughts. I'm catching up on your posts chronologically backwards, it's what I do.. go figure lol

Woman in a Window said...

The competition doesn't matter worth two shakes. No one's looking. We're all just beside you.

Hold fast.

xo
erin

Dianne said...

I am not a professor, but a writer tu shid bea,
(What is a wotel, Chris?)

I know you are drained, also I am so happy for you and your mom. The process that brought you to this point gives you power to your life, and meaning to your decisions, and conviction in doing what was right. Now she will actually function better in a home where care is given in English, by new friends who want to be there, with attention to decions for her well being.......
you're a good egg, and so are your children.

Syd said...

I am glad that your mother is in a good place now. And it seems that you are also. Awesome to have so much "muchness" in your life.

chitowngreg said...

Thanks for the poem and hang in there with your Mom!

Kim A. said...

She is safe and secure and you now have time to spend regrouping. I am glad this, too, has passed. Will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

♥namaste♥

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

((((EO))))
Here listening.

Tumblewords: said...

My first visit here. Your poem is poignant and beautiful.

Secretia said...

Thinking about holding the seeds of the future like that....

Secretia

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